Itinerary: 5 Days of Adrenaline-Pumping Winter Adventure in Canmore and Kananaskis | Canmore Kananaskis
Itinerary: 5 Days of Adrenaline-Pumping Winter Adventure in Canmore and Kananaskis

Itinerary: 5 Days of Adrenaline-Pumping Winter Adventure in Canmore and Kananaskis

  • Caving, Canyoning, and Climbing
  • Dogsledding
  • Epic Adventure
  • Hiking and Biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tours and Experiences
  • Winter
  • Wow-Worthy Moments
  • Tourism Canmore Kananaskis - December 15, 2023

Winter in the Canadian Rockies is an adventure like no other. When you’re here, you are not only in the mountains; you are WITH the mountains. The destination is a wild, unspoiled paradise for adventurers of all kinds. Check out our action-packed itinerary made specifically for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, showcasing a range of astonishing adventures for those who love to get out and experience the outdoors.

Day 1

Glide into adventure

Your journey in Canmore and Kananaskis begins with the exhilarating experience of dog sledding with Howling Dog Tours. Operating January through March, Howling Dog Tours caters to the thrill-seeking adventurer, young and old alike. An essential winter activity in the Rockies, dog sledding allows you to feel the rush of gliding through snow-covered landscapes while making connections with the team of enthusiastic sled dogs.

Check into Lamphouse Hotel

With the memories of joyous barking and pristine landscapes fresh in your mind, it’s time to check into the Lamphouse Hotel. Located centrally in downtown Canmore, this cozy retreat is right in the middle of all the action, embracing comfort while celebrating the natural wonders of our unfiltered wilderness.

Dig in at the Grizzly Paw Pub

As evening sets in, head next door to the Grizzly Paw Pub and indulge in post-adventure culinary delights. Pair your meal with Grizzly Paw’s own locally crafted brews and non-alcoholic beverages for a picture-perfect ending to your first day.

Day 2

Climb a frozen waterfall – no, really

Ice climbing is one of the most exhilarating sports you can experience in the Canadian Rockies, combining both thrill and beauty. Whether you’re a family, an individual, or a group of friends, you’re sure to have a blast with a waterfall ice climbing lesson with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. Don’t miss out on this adrenaline-pumping adventure – book your lesson today and step into a world of icy wonder.

A culinary expedition

Finish off your day with a meal at änkôr, an innovative restaurant where local cuisine meets bold flavours. The approachable yet refined atmosphere delivers an experience as memorable as the invigorating adventures you’ve experienced throughout the day.

Day 3

Fat biking fun

Day two introduces you to the thrill of fat biking at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Rebound Cycle and Adventure Centre and Trail Sports are both great local options to rent bikes for your snowy expedition – Trail Sports even offers lessons if you need some pointers! Fat biking offers the perfect blend of challenge and excitement as you race through the forested trails.

Looking for a little extra action? The Nordic Centre also operates an ice-skating rink to make this a multi-sport day.

Dine in style

For dinner, Bridgette Bar awaits with its cozy, mid-century modern ambiance. This chef-driven restaurant serves family-style, tantalizingly tasty dishes, not to mention the best cocktails and mocktails in town, complementing the day’s high-energy activities.

Day 4

Discover the depths of Grotto Mountain

Embark on the Adventure Tour with Canmore Cave Tours. The guides will lead you through the captivating underground passages of Grotto Mountain, revealing stunning geological formations and the hidden beauty of the underground world.

Food and fairways

If caving didn’t tire you out enough, why not combine tonight’s meal with another activity? At CanGOLF, you can enjoy a tasty meal with the chance to golf at one of 80 courses across the world – virtual golf, that is. Not a golfer? Not to worry – CanGOLF’s simulators also offer mini golf and a number of bar sports games including cornhole and skeet ball.

Day 5

Breakfast of champions

Start your day with morning pastries from Le Fournil, a bakery known for its delectable, French-inspired baked goods. Pro tip: the chocolate croissants are a local favourite for a reason, so make sure you arrive early to get your fix!

Snowshoe through a winter wonderland

Today, delve into the beauty of our winter landscapes with a snowshoeing excursion. This activity not only immerses you in our stunning winter landscapes but also offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world. Find a guide to take you through the mountains or check out our recommendations for the best places to snowshoe and winter hike in Canmore and Kananaskis.

In Canmore and Kananaskis, our natural ecosystems and stunning landscapes are the heart and soul of our local mountain culture. Before your visit, we encourage you to sign the Pledge to the Peaks, committing to mindful exploration to ensure the safety of all inhabitants of the region and preserve the beauty of our unfiltered wilderness for generations to come.